Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said German and French leaders will visit Istanbul next week for talks on the migration crisis, local media quoted by the BBC reports.
Erdogan told reporters on his plane back from Brussels that he, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron "will meet in Istanbul next Tuesday", Anadolu news agency reported.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed during talks on Monday in Berlin that they would wait for the next European Union leaders' summit on March 26-27 to evaluate Ankara's behavior and ascertain whether there is any good will on its part for a solution to the migration crisis.
Amid the new migration crisis at Greece's land border with Turkey, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due in Berlin on Monday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who provoked the crisis by declaring that Ankara would no longer guard the European Union's border, is due in Brussels for talks with EU officials.
Amid continuing tensions at the Greek-Turkish land border over a fresh migration crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday added fuel to the fire, saying that he did not want to meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the migration deal between Turkey and the European Union needs to be revised.
Greece expects to receive confirmation of interest in investments from German companies and the German government with the announcement of business deals at Monday's Greek-German Business Forum in Berlin, where Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are keynote speakers.